You know the name but you’ve never heard his story told quite this way. Ahead of the Johannesburg leg of his Final Journey world tour, Johnny Clegg sits down with Gareth to highlight some of the stories from his 40+ years in the music industry, beginning with how his character was shaped and his personality emancipated by falling in love with the Zulu culture as a young man. Hear how his jazz singer mother and stepfather who left when he was 14 impacted him, as well as how he’s been touring since 1983. And hear Johnny detail one of his all-time favourite moments: performing ‘Asimbonanga’ with Nelson Mandela on stage. This interview originally aired on 3 October 2017.
18.07.19 Pt 2 – The Pillay Mansion was abuzz with a great dinner party last night, which Kanthan shares details about. Phumi’s beaming about the weather getting warmer… but on the note of heat, City Press journalist Juniour Khumalo explains his spicy experience of covering Former President Zuma’s testimony at the State Capture Inquiry. Hear that, and a wrap up of the biggest political stories this week too.
18.07.19 Pt 1 – What does your DNA say about you? The team chats about the advancement of technology and what is now possible. It’s animal planet in Northcliff according to Phumi, as she’s been spotting wild animals roaming in and around her neigbourhood. Do family WhatsApp groups bring us closer together or are they a pain in the ass? Siya shares some interesting messages from his loving father.
17.07.19 Pt 2 – Disney stories are evolving and so are the characters, but should adults really take such a personal interest in these fantasy stories? Tributes for Johnny Clegg continue to pour in as some of his closest friends and peers share their experiences with the African legend.
17.07.19 Pt 1 – Gareth and Gord share their fondest memories of musical legend Johnny Clegg. FaceApp has taken social media by storm, but are you vain if you don’t want to use it? Gareth seems to think so. The team discuss social media influencers and how they’ve made careers out of endorsing different brands, but are they really bringing any value to the table? Gord has earned a reputation for talking a bit too much, but this morning he has some true wisdom to share.
16.07.19 Pt 2 – It’s all fun and games at an amusement park, until a ride kills people… Leigh-Ann has you covered on that news story, and so much more. Have you heard of involuntary celibate people? Siya has the details on that. Gareth’s new fascination is a turbine-powered hoverboard that could be the new mode of transport in congested cities. Lawyer and host of Guncast, Martin Hood explains the positive judgement the South African Arms and Ammunition Dealers Association (SAAADA) has received in their High Court matter against the National Commissioner of the South African Police Services. Lastly, EB-5 expert Dan Wycklendt from FirstPathway Partners talks about your options for emigration to the United States through investment.
16.07.19 Pt 1 – Leigh-Ann made it to work today and shares details about her extended weekend. Is rubbernecking the biggest cause of traffic? Gareth shares his frustrations after being caught in a jam. The team unpacks the recent spate of killings, including that of famous Bafana player Mark Batchelor. And do people like Donald Trump give a hoot about being labelled racist?
15.07.19 Pt 2 – Damon Kalvari weighs in on the morality of sex between teachers and students – some interesting views coming out of this conversation. The Zuma family is making news once again, and Gareth seems to think former President Jacob Zuma is a great father. Plus, do people get a thrill out of seeing accidents and the mishaps of others?
15.07.19 Pt 1 – Grateful to be alive, Damon Kalvari is in studio and shares all about his health woes, and as usual has lots to say about what’s happening in the world around him. After a weekend filled with sports events, from Wimbledon to ICC World Cup Final – Gareth shares information about his parents sporting interests. Get an update of the latest news stories and events as the team directs it all with their usual dose humour. Anthea is in studio to give you tips on money and finance and gives us an update on the strengthening but still flirtatious Rand.
12.07.19 Pt 2 – In the 5 years that Ben has been on the show, there have been many highs, and some lows. He recalls some of them with Gareth, before High Rob joins the conversation. The Martin Luther King of little people announces himself to the world in an angry bagel incident. Siya and Leigh-Ann finally show up and Jane even gets sentimental for a few seconds, for the first time in her life. Gareth talks debates and how CliffCentral has teamed up with ABSA and Tshimong for something revolutionary called The Interchange. George Mienie then wraps up the week with the latest from the world of motoring.